November 13, 2019

5 Ways to Prep Your Roof for Winter

Heavy snow, ice, and hail are all winter weather conditions the midwest endures. It is important to make sure your home is ready for it – starting with your roof. Below are 5 ways to prep your roof for winter.    Check Flashing  Did you know? The area along the flashing is one of the most common areas for leaks. This area of your roof needs to be completely sealed and should be double-checked. You’ll want to make sure you or a professional is checking this area once a year or after a brutal storm.  Inspect Roof Valleys The valleys of your roof are also prone to leaks. When inspecting the valleys of your roof, make sure to clear any debris in the way. Any weight that has been sitting on these areas for an extended period of time can make the situation worse. Keeping the valleys of your roof clean can help prevent any […]
October 31, 2019

5 Tips for Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s almost time to hang your outdoor Christmas lights. We understand that it can be overwhelming and that’s why we are here to help. Below are 5 tips for hanging outdoor Christmas lights.    Start Small Maybe this is your first time hanging Christmas lights or maybe it’s your fifteenth time. Either way, you should start small. Think about hanging your lights on trees, bushes, or maybe just your front door for a great focal point. By starting small, you can add new displays each year. Here are some ideas for around the house lighting.    Create a Plan Another tip for creating a masterpiece with your Christmas lights is to create a plan before you start. This will make hanging your outdoor Christmas lights that much smoother. Think about what kind of lights you want. Do you like a simple look? Or do you prefer your home to […]
October 23, 2019

Removing Ice Dams from your Roof

As homeowners living in the midwest, we know the chance of anyone having an accurate prediction of the first snowfall is slim to none. And with that snow comes ice – lots of it. Ice can create huge buildups on your roof called ice dams. These dams can damage your gutters and roof if you don’t eliminate them quickly. Therefore, it is never too early to learn about removing ice dams from your roof!   Chip Away the Icicles Although chipping away the icicles should be your last resort, this option will be your quickest. By taking a long pole, you can simply knock them down. It’s important to note that you shouldn’t stand directly under the gutters while doing this. Take precautions and check for electrical lines, windows, and any other obstacles before you start swinging. You don’t need to remove all of the ice, just enough for the melted snow and ice to […]
September 30, 2019

What To Look For In A Roof When You’re Buying A New Home

Did you know one of the most expensive features on a new home is the roof? That is why giving it the best inspection can save you a lot of money during the process of buying a new home. To ensure you are looking at all the right items while inspecting, we have created a list. Below is what to look for in a roof when you’re buying a new home.  Age: First and foremost, you should gather insight into how old the roof is. An aging roof isn’t going to protect your new home for long, meaning you could wind up paying for your new home and a new roof in a short timespan. Although the average roof can last up to 50 years, it doesn’t hurt to look into it further. Knowing the age of the roof can also help you decide on a final offer amount for the home. The older the […]